[tex-live] Copy TexLive to a new PC

Steve MC Han hmc0907 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 10 11:19:17 CEST 2009

Thanks Tomek,
My OS is both window vista. It seems like more complicated than I thought.
Only reason why I want to do this is when I downloaded TexLive 2008 through internet, I've never been completely successful. My old PC with TexLive 2007 has a perfect setting I need, so after some frustration, I thought copy TexLive 2007 from old PC might be a good idea.

--- On Thu, 9/10/09, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:

From: T T <t34www at googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Copy TexLive to a new PC
To: "Steve MC Han" <hmc0907 at yahoo.com>
Cc: tex-live at tug.org
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 1:41 AM

2009/9/10 Steve MC Han <hmc0907 at yahoo.com>:
> I want to transfer TexLive from an old PC to a new PC with exactly the same
> setting using an external hard drive. Which file shoud I copy?
> TexLive, texmf-local and gs

You don't say what OS you use but I see from your older posts that it's Windows.

Assuming you installed in default locations, you need:


* You will need to add TL to PATH manually
* You will not have desktop/menu shortcuts (unless you copy them as well)
* TL will not show up in Add/remove programs



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